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May 18, 2006 - Industry News

Michael Gerdin to Head Heartland Express

Iowa-based Heartland Express Inc., has announced the promotion of Michael Gerdin to president. Russell Gerdin, president since 1978, will continue to serve as chairman and chief executive officer.

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Mineta Names Kendall to Head Highway Funding Commission

A federal commission to study new ways to pay for the nation’s highway and transit systems now has an executive director.

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Joins EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

ExxonMobil has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a voluntary collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficienc

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

EVI Begins Installation Contract for Titan America

Emergency Vehicle Installation Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of GHL Technologies Inc. specializing in third-party installation of GPS/telematics systems in commercial and government fleet vehicles

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates John Hill to Head FMCSA

President Bush has nominated transportation veteran John Hill as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced Wednesday

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

New Show Dates for Truck Show Latino

Truck Show Latino, the only major U.S. truck show designed to attract the Hispanic/Latino fleet owner and owner-operator, features new show dates and new attractions for 2006

Tags: Events

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Nation's Cities Ranked by Road Rage

The first-ever “In The Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey,” commissioned by AutoVantage, a national auto club, found that the least courteous city in the country is Miami, followed by Phoenix and New York.

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Single Process for Screening Transportation Workers

The American Trucking Associations said this week that the Transportation Security Administration should implement a single, coordinated, cost-effective process for screening transportation workers that would enhance the nation’s security while minimizing unnecessary screening costs and procedures.

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

More Trucks Repossessed – But They're Reselling Fast

Repossessions and liquidations of tractor-trailer trucks nationwide have been high for the past five quarters, reports Nassau Asset Management. Yet, those same trucks are reselling at a brisk pace, illustrating

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

SmartDrive Wins Telematics Award Nomination

SmartDrive Systems, makers of a fleet vehicle safety platform, has been named a finalist in the Telematics “Start Up Company” of the year

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers Into Hall of Fame

Four truck drivers with a combined 15.8 million miles of safe driving were recently honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Firestone Driver Hall of Fame

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Safe Private Fleets

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recognized its member truck fleets for their continued safe operations during the recent 2006 NPTC Annual Education Management Conference in Nashville, Tenn

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Infosite Debuts Dispatch-Mate Software Interface

Infosite Technologies Inc, Montreal, Quebec, has introduced its new DAT interface, a quick method for posting equipment and loads from within its Dispatch-Mate fleet management software.

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Seatbelt Crackdown Targets Young Males in Pickups

Despite the highest safety belt-use rate ever recorded in the U.S., 48 million Americans still fail to buckle up, according to a recently released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Contracts with Schneider Logistics for Distribution

Schneider Logistics Inc. has signed a significant warehousing contract with Wal-Mart Stores to provide the world's largest retailer with full operating services in 3.4 million square feet of warehousing space

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Driver Health Claims Audio Conference

The Truckload Carriers Association is hosting an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on June 1 called “Lower Health Claims by Improving Driver Health.

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Donaldson Gets DaimlerChrysler Contract Through 2009

Donaldson Co. Inc., a manufacturer of filtration systems, replacement parts and emission control systems, has been awarded all of the exhaust and emission aftertreatment device packaging for DaimlerChrysler'

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

GEOCOMtms Advances Route Planning With Predictive Traffic Flow Data

GEOCOMtms, a global provider of Fleet Management solutions for local pickup and delivery, is licensing key technology to make its A.MAZE Fleet Management platform the most accurate planning tool available.

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Ryder Named Supplier of the Year by GM

Ryder System Inc. has announced it was named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year for its overall business performance in providing GM with parts and services.

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Kentucky Derby Winner Gets New International RXT

Roy Jackson, owner of the 3-year-old thoroughbred, Barbaro, that won the 2006 running of the Kentucky Derby, took home a big chunk of the race’s purse. But the horse owner also gets to take home a new

Tags: Events

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Titletown Trucker’s Showdown July 7-8 in Wisconsin

The second annual Titletown Trucker’s Showdown, offering free admission to one of the biggest trucking events in Wisconsin, is scheduled for July 7-8 this year at the Brown County Fairgrounds

Tags: Events

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Trucking for Kids Convoy Oct. 1 in Maine

The 9th annual Trucking for Kids Convoy, featuring race cars, motorcycles, show cars and trucks, takes place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 1, at Scarborough Downs in South Portland, Maine

Tags: Events

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Timmins Kenworth Opens New Facility in Ontario

Timmins Kenworth has opened a new full-service facility in New Liskeard, Ontario. A member of Kenworth’s dealer network of nearly 300 locations in Canada and the United States

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

NTEA Releases Its 2005 Annual Report

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently published its NTEA 2005 Annual Report: State of the Association. Among the highlights included in the annual report are

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Board Leadership

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recently elected Kevin Connors, David Ellis, Harry Haney, John Hinton, David LaPalomento, Greg Mathein, Bruce Perkins, Charles Rottmund, Ron

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